Discussion more important than elections in Ethiopia

The ethnic division is a widespread problem in Ethiopia, says Yibe Assefa. Photo: Jasmine Halki, flickr.com.

Of: Ida Kronberg

Ethiopian democracy is being challenged by pandemics and ethnic conflicts. The national election has been moved forward, at the same time as unrest has escalated into civil war. Lawyer Yibe Assefa calls for a discussion on how the ethnic federal state can be reformed.  

December 3, 2020, Interview

Trust and confidence are crucial to strengthening democracy

The power of civil society needs to be harnessed to reverse the anti-democratic trend. Photo from Women's March in Washington DC, October 2020. Photo: Mobilus In Mobili (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

Of: Ida Kronberg

Democracy is on the decline in the world, and the global health crisis created by the corona pandemic poses further challenges. This was discussed during the seminar "Democracy, human rights and the pandemic - impact and opportunities", organized by International IDEA.

November 6, 2020, Chronicle